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(technology), the ability of an item to maintain its working capacity for a certain time or until the completion of a specified amount of work under given service conditions without forced interruptions. For items that are irreparable or replaceable after the first failure, as well as products for which such failures are intolerable because of safety conditions, the dependability indexes utilized may be, for example, the probability of dependable operation and the failure rate. For reparable products the dependability indexes may be the mean-cycles-between-failures time and the probability of dependable operation.

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Ratzlaff went on to say that with the results achieved in this year's dependability survey that Hyundai had reached a top tier of only a small number of brands that are above industry average in both initial quality and dependability.
Until this year, we have seen a continuous improvement in vehicle dependability," said David Sargent, vice president of global automotive at J.
In 2013, the dependability of models that were new or substantially redesigned for the 2010 model year averages 116 PP100, compared with 133 PP100 for models that were unchanged from the 2009 model-year-also referred to as carryover models.
with extreme accuracy and dependability, according to the company.
The one thing he has is dependability,'' Newcomb said.
In its first major communication surrounding the Maytag brand since the Maytag Corporation acquisition earlier this year, Whirlpool Corporation today announced a carefully plotted series of re-branding initiatives that build and deliver on the Maytag brand heritage and its unequaled tradition of quality and dependability.
Contract notice: Benefit analysis of iec standards in the field of dependability
Power and Associates in their 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).
JD Power and Associates, a global marketing information company, has rated Buick with high ranking in its 2009 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).
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Accuracy, dependability and high volume are said to be trademarks of the company's preformers.
We believe Gartner's positioning of Appistry in the visionaries quadrant is confirmation of the unique value we provide to our customers: the ability to achieve new levels of capability by taking full advantage of the scalability, dependability and manageability provided by our application fabric software," said Kevin Haar, CEO of Appistry.

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